Welsh poppies & Aqualegia
a buttercup amongst burnt out forgetmenots & a bee in the Siberian kale
All in a little vase
The Pennant collage I did first used those colors but I'm not 100% sure if it works & also I love the flower (inspired by Heloise to do some more brooch like flowers) but feel the pennants require padded flat shapes not 3D. I tried to do a reverse applique across the top with 3 small flower shapes, boy did that go wrong. Then I made a little bit of snipped bits & pieces fabric & stitched round & cut out little flowers - they looked sweet but rediculous so I made a little sample.
You can see I used a lovely piece of ribbon/braid given to me which I cut up into 1/3ds - well the whole point of using a neat bit of braid is that it's 'sealed' both sides & doesn't fray. Well, it frayed & needed stitching down both sides - I was just being greedy, but thanks Lesley, love purple & blue together!
That silky bit of lime green & yellow painted silk behind is perhaps a little contrasty even for me.
I feel I fared better with this one, using burn orange & burgundy - love those colors together, too.
The light was disappearing, typical, so you can't see the 'velvet' - I should have used a plusher velvet, deeper 'pile'. If I'd had some, I would have. The lovely burnt orange fabric square was given to me by Denise Huddlesdon, who used to live up the road from me & now has a holiday home up the north end somewhere, I think. She very kindly handed me bags & bags of 'stuff' - rich velvets (not burgundy ;) & small bits of dyed fabric & threads when she moved away, lovely. Would have loved a workshop by her but never did nag her enough!
Must visit a charity shop for some purple..anything & deep maroon plush velvet, mmm.
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